Covid After Vaccination – My Experience

I haven’t really written much lately, haven’t had the time, the motivation or anything really to write about. There is one topic however that is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Covid. It’s taken over everything for the last 18 months or so and there’s no getting away from it. I’d managed to dodge it … More Covid After Vaccination – My Experience

All Change

So you may have noticed I’ve rebranded! Now that my children have got a bit older, my life is a little less about toys so I thought at some stage I needed to evolve and now seems a good a time as any! So I’m no longer Pickinguptoys but I’m still the same dippy sod … More All Change

Review | Finnebrogue Artisan Naked Range – No Nitrites!

*Disclosure. Contains gifted items. Have you heard of the Finnebrogue Artisan range of Naked bacon and ham? I must admit I hadn’t until they got in touch to see if I fancied trying out some of the products in their range. We were sent: Outdoor bred honey roast naked ham slices Naked smoked back bacon … More Review | Finnebrogue Artisan Naked Range – No Nitrites!

Christmas With Rubiks

*Disclosure. Contains gifted items. A new survey has revealed a third of all parents would choose the Rubik’s Cube as a stocking filler for kids this Christmas. The survey, which had 2,000 respondents, also included chocolate and stationery as top stocking solutions. Rubik’s has fascinated curious minds since the 1980s, and the iconic colourful cube is enjoying a retro revival and a … More Christmas With Rubiks

Halloween With Feisty Pets Cranky Cathy

*Disclosure. Contains gifted items. Halloween is nothing without witches and what’s a witch without her trusty black cat? Feisty Pets from Jazwares has the perfect companion – Cranky Cathy. There are many different charcters to choose from alongside Cranky Cathy, such as Ali Cornball, Vivki Vicious and Sammy Suckerpunch, each a different animal but all … More Halloween With Feisty Pets Cranky Cathy